[gst-devel] question re: debugging categories in libraries
Thomas Vander Stichele
thomas at apestaart.org
Tue Feb 24 13:39:10 CET 2004
On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 21:57, David Schleef wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 01:18:05PM +0100, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> > Hi,
> > general question that I'm wondering about wrt libraries using GStreamer
> > adding debugging categories.
> > * libraries could do a gst_library_init () method that sets up the
> > debugging category, among other things
> > * --gst-debug-help is parsed through gst_init.
> > * it is customary to have apps run gst_library_init () after gst_init ()
> > * this means there is no way for a lib to initialize debug categories
> > before gst_init is called, *unless* we do something ugly like pre_init
> > and post_init.
> If libraries want to show up in --gst-debug-help, they should
> register their category in their _init() or other constructor
> function. I recently fixed a bug in debugging related to this.
I'm assuming you're talking about our gstreamer support libraries. I
was actually talking about libraries that use GStreamer instead, and
thus aren't registered with gst-register.
AFAICT there's no easy way to do this correctly.
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